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The Archaeology of the Soul: Readings of Ancient Poetry and Philosophy is now available in hardcover from St. Augustine’s Press. View a list of the contents. [December 30, 2012]

Learn to Read Greek, by Drew Keller and Stephanie Russell, is now available from the Yale University Press: Learn to Read Greek, Part 1 and Learn to Read Greek, Part 2. [April 1, 2012]

A videorecording of the 2002 memorial service for Benardete is now available for viewing on YouTube. [July 16, 2011]

Michael Davis’s book on The Soul of the Greeks is now available from the University of Chicago Press. [March 14, 2011]

Syd Martin has formed a study group in the San Francisco area on Benardete’s reading of the Platonic dialogues. Write to sydneymartin at me.com for more information. [posted Feb. 9, 2011]

Herodotean Inquiries has been issued in paperback by St. Augustine’s Press. [September 29, 2009]

Ronna Burger’s Aristotle’s Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics (University of Chicago Press, August 2009), has been issued in paperback. [July 26, 2009]

Michael Davis’s book, Wonderlust: Ruminations on Liberal Education (South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 2006), is also available in paperback. [July 26, 2009]

Lee Fratantuono dedicated his book on Virgil, Madness Unchained: A Reading of Virgil’s Aeneid, to Benardete’s memory. [May 24, 2009]

Matthew McGowan’s new book, Ovid in Exile (Brill, April 2009), is dedicated to the memory of Seth Benardete and Josef Delz of the University of Basel. [posted April 25, 2009]

The University of Chicago Press has issued the following titles in paperback: The Tragedy and Comedy of Life: Plato’s Philebus ($27.50), and The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy: Plato’s Gorgias and Phaedrus ($25.00). [April 24, 2009]

Rowman & Littlefield has published The Bow and the Lyre in paperback. [January 31, 2009]

Some recent scholarly publications indebted to Seth Benardete or dedicated to his memory [updated January 31, 2009]

A volume of papers presented in April 2005 at the symposium on “The Thought of Seth Benardete” is now in press at Howard University. Its editor is Patrick Goodin. See the symposium program. [July 29, 2008]

The Archive is trying to identify the author of a short typescript found in Benardete’s files — a student’s summary of the plot of Aristophanes’ Birds, beginning as follows: “Two men come on stage, each carrying a bird. The most extraordinary thing about the beginning is our ignorance as to their identities.” Please let us know if it could be yours.

A discussion group has been established at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/benardete_group/.

Benardete’s translations of the Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman, originally published in three parts as The Being of the Beautiful, has been reprinted (Fall 2006) by the University of Chicago Press in a single volume of the same name.

Benardete’s doctoral dissertation, Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero, is available from St. Augustine’s Press. Read the description from St. Augustine’s catalog.

The complete bibliography of Benardete’s work (.pdf)

Papers presented at the recent Howard University symposium on “The Thought of Seth Benardete” (April 15-16, 2005) will be posted as they become available. See the program for links to papers already on-line.

Calum Carmichael’s Ideas and the Man: Remembering David Daube has been published by Klostermann Verlag. Daube was a thinker and scholar whom Benardete greatly admired.

A symposium on “The Thought of Seth Benardete” was held April 15-16, 2005 at Howard University. See the program.

Read Vincent Renzi’s review of Encounters and Reflections, published Nov. 26, 2003 in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

The Archive has received a $10,000 grant from a foundation that recognizes the importance of Benardete’s work. The gift, which had been offered in early 2003 as a 2-for-1 challenge grant, matched donations from Benardete’s students, friends and colleagues. Many thanks to all who contributed.

The Archive has compiled a list of Benardete’s courses at N.Y.U. If you can supply any information missing from this list, particularly the titles of works covered in a specific course, please contact us at contact [at] benardetearchive.org. This would especially assist the current effort to index Benardete’s papers at the New School’s Fogelman Library. Many thanks to all who have written in so far. A complete list of Benardete’s courses at the Latin/Greek Institute has also been added to the site.

“Seth Benardete’s Second Sailing: On the Spirit of Ideas,” an essay by Michael Davis, appears in The Political Science Reviewer, Vol. 32 (2003), 8-35. The Political Science Reviewer is a publication of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Transcription of Benardete’s course on Aristotle’s De Anima, held at the New School in the spring of 1993, is currently underway at the Archive. Audiotapes of the lectures were supplied by Richard Hartzman. [November 2003]

Benardete’s last book, Encounters and Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete, with Robert Berman, Ronna Burger, and Michael Davis, edited by Ronna Burger (University of Chicago Press, 2002), was issued in February, 2003.

Read some excerpts from Encounters and Reflections at the University of Chicago Press website.

Read Mark Blitz’s review of Encounters and Reflections, reprinted from the April 7, 2003 issue of The Weekly Standard.

Read a review of Encounters and Reflections by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

The Spring 2003 issue of Epoché is entitled “Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: In Memory of Seth Benardete.” It includes an essay by Seth Benardete on the Philoctetes. See the table of contents. Single copies of the journal can be purchased for $20. Orders may be placed via e-mail or by sending a check and request to Walter Brogan, Philosophy Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085.

A memorial essay by Richard Velkley appears in the Winter, 2002 issue of The Claremont Review of Books.

A symposium on “The Philosophy of Seth Benardete” was held on December 5 and 6, 2002 at The New School University, under the auspices of the Philosophy Department.

Seth Benardete’s translation, with Michael Davis, of Aristotle’s Poetics was published in May, 2002, by St. Augustine’s Press of South Bend, Indiana. The book is entitled Aristotle – “On Poetics” (ISBN #1587310252).

A memorial service for Seth Benardete was held on February 1, 2002 at New York University.


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